In Tennessee, a new effort aims to bring hope and intervention for farm stress. TNAP has partnered with Heather Sedges, PhD., an associate professor of human development in the UT Extension Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the principal investigator of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network: Southern Region. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, stress in our daily lives had a great impact on our mental health and well-being,” states Heather. “And stress will always be there in one form or another. One reason we’re taking a long-term, multi-disciplinary, and sustainable approach to combatting stress is because it isn’t going away. Ultimately, we’re getting to the root causes of the issue.” To read more, click here.